What my clients say …..
These clients have given their permission for you to read their feedback about their counselling sessions with me. One young boy, age 8, wanted everyone to know that "you shouldn't be scared of counselling because it helps you in life and the counsellor will understand everything you say during the time you are with them"
I feel privileged to have worked with some wonderful people over the span of my career. Humans never cease to amaze me with their resilience and strength , often in times of crisis and despair they find inner strength to re-build their lives and find coping skills. It reminds me of the sunflower leaning towards the light of the sun and following its course to increase its full potential.
When I first started seeing my counsellor, Beverley, I was suffering with depression, low self esteem and extreme anxieties generated by some health issues and also by my profession. Giving voice to my anxieties in the sessions really helped me to get a perspective on things from which I was able to find an inner strength I never imagined I had. Only with the support of my counsellor was I able to subsequently face and come up with some strategies for dealing with these health and workplace anxieties. Although I am still flawed and can imagine having to confront more difficulties in the future, I do feel better equipped to be able to do so.
1:1 counselling - for you or not?
Before meeting Beverley I would have said Not!! I had experienced several major losses over the last few years and I thought I would be able to cope having had 20 + years of mental health, WRONG! My GP offered anti depressants and a long waiting list for counselling. Beverley was recommended by a former colleague.
On meeting her I felt instantly at ease and listened to, after a couple of sessions I became totally confident in her ability to guide me through all I was experiencing. During further sessions, we looked at things and it gave me new ways of thinking on how to face up to my feelings and was given things to work on in between sessions.
Months down the line I am now on a journey to "Finding a new me". I am so glad I made that call to Beverley.